A boxing gym in Hitchin has organised a charity dinner with a former undefeated world champion.

No Mercy boxing gym, run by Steven Kinnersley and Graham Tirrell, will host the event on Saturday, March 11 with Joe Calzaghe.

Calzaghe won every one of his 46 professional fights as a boxer, and held the WBO super-middleweight belt for more than ten years - a record. He also held the Ring light-heavyweight title belt from 2008 until his retirement the following year.


Calzaghe was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2007 after defeating Mikkel Kessler and uniting the WBO, WBA, WBC and Ring super-middleweight belts.

No Mercy's event will be held at Needham House Hotel in Little Wymondley from 7pm on March 11, and follows previous events with Frank Bruno, John Fury and Nigel Benn.

Tickets cost £100, and include a three-course meal, a meet and greet photo with Calzaghe, and the chance to hear him talking about his career.

A portion of the money made from ticket sales will be donated to Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care, with further donations coming from a raffle on the night.

If you would like to purchase a ticket, ring Steven Kinnersley on 07704 841296.